Study Programmes Master in European Governance


To apply for a programme at the University of Luxembourg, candidates must comply with the general eligibility criteria for the chosen programme type and be selected by the study programme based on the quality of their application.

The Programme at a glance – 120 ECTS

  • Duration:
    2 years / 4 sem
  • Teaching Languages:
    EN + FR
  • Admissions:
    EU: 1 Feb 2023 – 16 Jul 2023
    Non-EU: 1 Feb 2023 – 30 Apr 2023
  • Fees:
    200€/ sem. (semester 1,2,3,4)
  • Format:
    Full-time programme (Part-time student status allowed)

Specific information for this programme

  • Required Degree

    A good Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (180 ECTS) in political science or another relevant area.

    Language requirements: English C1 (CEFR).Knowledge of French is not mandatory, but is considered an asset.

  • Language Skills

    English C1 (CEFR). Applicants should further indicate their level of French-language competence and provide relevant evidence where appropriate as part of their application. While French is not mandatory, it is considered an asset.

  • Documents

    In addition to the documents required for the enrolment at the University of Luxembourg, students need to submit the following documents:

    – a letter of motivation (maximum 500 words in English).
    – two confidential letters of reference commenting on your aptitude to complete the proposed course of study. These letters should normally be from professors / lecturers able to evaluate your previous academic performance. Professional references may, however, be substituted where appropriate. Please have your referees send your letters directly by e-mail to the Study Programme Administrator ( If this is not possible, you may also include ‘open’ letters directly as part of your dossier.

  • Procedure

    Selection is based on the application documents.

  • Decisive Elements

    We select candidates on the basis of their previous degree, grades, language skills, motivation letter and relevant extracurricular experience.

  • The ideal candidate

    The ideal candidate would be a political or social scientist with a good Bachelor degree and excellent English language skills, who has a clear vision of his/her future trajectory. However, we do often receive – and accept – atypical applications from people who come from a different field of studies or who have already worked for a number of years. In those cases, it is particularly important to explain clearly why you want to change tracks and to demonstrate that you have the ability to do so.

Motivation letter guidelines

The motivation letter should explain clearly why you are applying for the Master in European Governance and where you see yourself going in the future. It is important that your interest in this specific programme shines through, and that you demonstrate that you have looked at what the program entails.